FOYNES PORT

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Occasionally, I pass through the port town of Foynes, County Limerick, on the west coast of Ireland. I’m usually in a hurry through, with a long journey to complete and don’t have time to stop. I always think to myself that this looks such an interesting place and I would like to explore and capture the views and interesting buildings. However I managed to grab a few shots on a couple of these journeys. Good light was fleeting, and time was short, but here are some of the images I caught.

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Foynes is on the Shannon Estuary, and is the second biggest port in Ireland. It has a very interesting maritime and aviation history, and there is a Flying Boat and Maritime Museum there, which regrettably, I haven’t managed to  see yet.

Probably the most interesting thing about Foynes is its Flying Boat history. The flying boats were operational from about 1937 up until 1942, when nearby Shannon Airport was opened, and there was no longer a need for flying boats there. You can read more about Foynes’ Flying Boat history on this website: https://www.historyireland.com/troubles-in-ni/ni-1920-present/the-flying-boats-of-foynes/

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My main interest is to create beautiful and interesting images, so even the above industrial scene has beauty when the warm glow of the late afternoon sun lights up these structures and the deep blue of the Shannon Estuarial waters are contrasted against them.

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The two shots above show Foynes Island

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Foynes railway station, above, now unused – usual story.

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I remain hopeful that I will get some more photos of this interesting looking town, some day when I’m not passing through in a hurry.

These photos and a few others of Foynes are available for sale on my website:

https://www.helene-brennan.com/c866-county-limerick

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VENTRY

Here is Ventry Beach, one of my several local beaches.

Some of these photos were taken in the summer, and some in September. I find it hard to keep on top of publishing my recent pics.

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Ventry Beach is a few miles from Dingle town, on the Dingle Peninsula, in the South West of Ireland. I have many more photos of the Dingle Peninsula on my website:

https://www.helene-brennan.com/c25–photos-of-dingle-peninsula

Paintings of the Dingle Peninsula on:

https://www.helene-brennan.com/c15-paintings-of-the-dingle-peninsula

More photos of Ventry Beach on this tag:

https://www.helene-brennan.com/tag/ventry+beach

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SYMPHONY ON SEA, Lorenzo Movement

Following on my earlier post  ‘Symphony on sea atlantic movement‘ The following photos were taken the day after Storm Lorenzo last week. I stayed indoors on the day, following the general advice, and it was actually a bit of a non event in this area, not at all as bad as expected. When I went out the next day there was still a respectable amount of turbulence on the water, which I attempted to capture in my photos. I look for movement with pattern, colour and tonal contrasts.

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BLACK AND WHITE

Occasionally I enjoying creating black and white images. So here are some of them.  All images from County Kerry, Ireland.

 

Above, Béal Bán, Ballyferriter.  Below, Murioch Beach.

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Wine Strand, above and below.

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Feothanach Beach, on a rather stormy day.

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Boat wreck, Banna Beach, above and below.

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Kerry stone sheds, below.

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Béal Bán above and below.

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Murioch Beach, above.

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Seal, at Great Blasket Island

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Béal Bán above.

Thanks for looking. Many more photos of Kerry and other places can be seen on my website:

http://www.helene-brennan.com/c12-ireland

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SUNSHINE, SEASIDE AND SERENITY

An afternoon walk on Ventry Beach, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.

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I hope you have enjoyed my photos. Please check out this tag on my website for more images of Ventry Beach:

http://www.helene-brennan.com/tag/ventry+beach

 

Also, click here for earlier posts on Ventry:

And more:

https://wordpress.com/post/helenebrennan.wordpress.com/163884

 

SURFING ON INCH BEACH

These photos were taken while walking on Inch beach, Dingle Peninsula. Inch is one of the most magnificent beaches in the area, boasting several miles of sandy beach with a backdrop of the Iveragh Peninsula and Carrauntoohill Mountain (Ireland’s Highest). It’s becoming more and more popular, especially with surfing enthusiasts . Here are a few photos taken of the surfers in the waves. They were not experts, but triers.

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More Inch Beach photos and some paintings on my website:

http://www.helene-brennan.com/tag/inch+beach

SYMPHONY ON SEA, ATLANTIC MOVEMENT

Several photos of surface effects of the powerful Atlantic Ocean, in the wake of Storm Hannah, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.

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Thanks for viewing my post. Please visit my website for more photos of the seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula.

http://www.helene-brennan.com/tag/seascape+photos